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Ruth Archer Is alcohol the only drug...? (songs praising drugs (128* d) ADD: Take a Whiff on Me (Leadbelly) 17 Dec 09


Two similar songs which celebrate cocaine, but also acknowledge that it'll get you in the end. I think cocaine songs were more common when the drug was legal.



Take a Whiff on Me - Leadbelly

Walked up Ellum and I come down Main
Tryin' to bum a nickle, just to buy cocaine
Ho, ho, honey take a whiff on me.

(Cho):
Take a whiff on me, take a whiff on me
And everybody, take a whiff on me.
Ho, ho, honey take a whiff on me.

Went to Mr. Lehman's on a lope
Sign in the window said: "No more coke".
Ho, ho, honey take a whiff on me.

(Cho):

Goin' up State Street, comin' down Main
Lookin' for the woman that uses cocaine.
Ho, ho, honey take a whiff on me.

(Cho):

I'se got a nickle, you'se got a dime...
You buy the coke and I'll buy the wine.
Ho, ho, honey take a whiff on me.

(Cho):

The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice
Takes a brown-skinned woman, for my particular use.
Ho, ho, honey take a whiff on me.

(Cho):

Cocaine's for horses and not for men
Doctors sat t'will kill you but they don't say when.
Ho, ho, honey take a whiff on me.

(Cho):

Whiff-a-ree and whiff-a-rye
Gonna keep on a whiffin' boys, 'till I die.
Ho, ho, honey take a whiff on me.



Tell it to Me

Well I'm ridin' down Fifth Street, I'm comin' down Main
I tried to bum a nickel for to buy cocaine
Cocaine's gonna kill my honey dead

Chorus:
Now won't you tell it to me
Tell it to me
Drink the corn liquor let the cocaine be
Cocaine's gonna kill my honey dead

I sniff cocaine before I die
I'd be sniffin' cocaine if it took my life
Cocaine's gonna kill my honey dead

(Chorus)

Now I sniff cocaine, I sniff it in the wind
The doc he says it'll kill me but he can't say when
Cocaine's gonna kill my honey dead

(Chorus)

All them rounders that think they're tough
But they feed their women on the beer and the snuff
Cocaine's gonna kill my honey dead


Some more recent examples:


top 10 cocaine songs of all time (apparently)


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